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Verizon Offers HTC Thunderbolt for $149 to Select Customers (Updated)

Any of you not pick up an HTC Thunderbolt yet, but have been wanting to for a week now?  Now might be a good time.  Verizon is sending the email you are seeing above, to select customers (possibly DROIDX and Pro owners) which offers them a TBolt for $149 after an instant $100 discount.  The deal doesn’t appear to be regional and could be just going to those with an upgrade available now or at least in the near future.  No matter what though, this would be a good thing to print out and show your local store if you are in the market for the first 4G LTE phone on Verizon.

Oh, and this deal is not available on-line, but a sales number was offered up:  800.437.6132

Update:  We’re hearing now that this could be a regional deal, possibly around Chicago only.  If you were able to get this deal outside of Chicago, please let us know.  A VZW supervisor also wanted to point out that we made this deal go “viral.”  Classic.  +1 to all of you.

Cheers David!

  • Verizon did the same thing for the Storm 2. Ended up getting it for dirt cheap on a 1 year plan. Great deal – if you can get it, take advantage man…take advantage.

  • Rousellbrandon

    Just ordered mine was offered 149 2yr but took 1yr for 229. Rep made it seem like it had something to do with my employee discount. I stay I new Orleans.

  • Anarchycustomz

    thanks droid-life just called got a 100 credit told them i got this email and i bought my thunderbolt 6 days ago

  • Well I called and spoke with a rep, that offer is for the Chi and LA regions

  • Tfox01

    The small print reads New 2-yr “activation” & data plan required. Key word may be activation. Marketing at it’s best. Is this for new customers only or can existing customer receive this deal.

  • Firestopper505

    well i just noticed its showing for 199.99 on a two year imagine that i paid 268. for mine, so this is going to be interesting since i just returned mine today and then got recharged the same thing.

  • Larry

    I’m not too upset i don’t qualify for this. I’d need to root and put on tethering to watch bball on my xoom, and it seems like the DroidX is just better right now. There’s actually nothing wrong with X to force me to up. So in a few months when whatever else is out i’ll try again 🙂

  • I think im going to wait, i’ve been hearing about issues with the 4G and i dont even get it in my city so whats the point, just interested in the phone itself but nah . . not until my signal issues are resolved 🙂 I am grateful for the tech from verizon that has never failed to e-mail me back when i have a question .. .so thats it for me

  • I think im going to wait, i’ve been hearing about issues with the 4G and i dont even get it in my city so whats the point, just interested in the phone itself but nah . . not until my signal issues are resolved 🙂 I am grateful for the tech from verizon that has never failed to e-mail me back when i have a question .. .so thats it for me

  • Synapserepair

    I was offered this price online only. Pulled up my pricing in store to show the mgr, but he refused to honor it. So I bought it online. Anyway, I’ve been having nothing but trouble with mine since I got it. It drops data signal all over & is actually performing slower than my DX. Was told 4g in my area by manager. Lie. Not sure if I’m going to keep it.

  • Chris Nimon

    oops, that didnt work

  • Hey guys, I just went to the Verizon store in my town and they are going to honor the price for me. Now I have a tough decision to make, buy the TB and get grandfathered in at the $29.99 4G data price or keep my Droid X and risk paying more for 4G later when I want to buy another phone… Please help me decide!!!

    • Stephen

      Lucky, I just asked my local store and they said they would not honor or price match anything…

  • TJ Walsh

    I just tried to get this deal in Central Illinois. The most they would offer was $40 off the phone. I was told it was a West Coast Business Promotion. Still, $40 off isn’t bad. I’m thinking about it.

  • I’m so upset I didn’t know about this! I upgraded to the thunderbolt from the motorola droid 1 for $250 I feel ripped off!

  • I’m so upset I didn’t know about this! I upgraded to the thunderbolt from the motorola droid 1 for $250 I feel ripped off!

  • Joe

    This deal applies to whoever has NE2 credit redemption. It’s usually $50 but I’ve seen some people have $100 credit. It applies similarly to an upgrade; at a certain date, you are eligible for it and you will get discounted that credit amount when you make a phone purchase. Also, there are 2 types of upgrades to which you can purchase a new phone for the diminished price w/ 2y contract. There’s an annual upgrade (which many but not all are eligible for) and there’s the equipment upgrade (which starts when your new contract starts and you will be eligible in about 20-22 months). You can go to your local Verizon store to check if you are eligible or not.

    I work at a Verizon store. Most people that come in don’t even realize they have some upgrades they never even knew about. If you aren’t eligible for any type of upgrade/promo, then anyone that works at the Verizon store can tell you the exact dates when.

  • volta

    I recieved this email and I have a D1 since Jan of 2010 and live in Chicago.

  • Anonymous

    someone mind getting me the original image? I don’t think I qualify, but its worth a shot bringing a printout in to a local store since I am in the Chicago area for a few weeks for work. I couldn’t order one online cause I am traveling and they won’t ship to a hotel and didn’t want to pay 250 – so this would be perfect if it worked.

    • pass it on to me when you get it 🙂 trying to get a couple of these as well . . .

    • Likewise! I’ll try taking this cut-off image in, after I had called Verizon.

  • Karl0528

    I’ve had droid x since July when I switched to VZW, I called today and sure enough I do qualify for it. The best option is to call your local store however I couldn’t get it yet because it looks like VZW’s computer system is down nationwide, lets hope they call me back tonight!

  • Karl0528

    I’ve had droid x since July when I switched to VZW, I called today and sure enough I do qualify for it. The best option is to call your local store however I couldn’t get it yet because it looks like VZW’s computer system is down nationwide, lets hope they call me back tonight!

  • RatGirl SoCal

    Not so sure this was regional. I got something similar in my email in the Greater Los Angeles area because I am due for an upgrade on my Modem device. They offered the modem for free, but the HTC was $249 in my offer. I did get to play with the upcoming LG LTE phone today though =) and at this point I am going to patiently wait till June or July. The Bionic is going to be dual core and it should come out in June. By then, hopefully they will have all the battery issues solved.

  • Yatman60

    I called Verizon on a whim and they told me it was an erroneous email that was sent out to certain random customers.

  • Anonymous

    Just called to try and get this. Woman was EXTREMELY nice, and listened me to talk for the longest time. But alas, their systems in Ohio are down due to storms. I asked if tomorrow would be better to call back and she said “that’s probably a safe bet.”

    Attempt 2 tomorrow. B)

  • Juzblaze

    if you still have a NE2 credit this is how you get this deal. They are only sending these letters to people who have a $100 NE2 credit. SO if you had paid a $110 on asingle line plan not including data you got this credit and if you were paying for a 2000 min. Fam share plan or higher the primary line got this $100 credit. they got it because they paid for it through there higher priceplan. for all you $9.99 lines you don’t get it nor deserve it. ask your sales person near you.

  • think its time to start forwarding some e-mails 🙂
    feel free . . .

  • think its time to start forwarding some e-mails 🙂
    feel free . . .

  • D2enigma

    Just got the phone with that deal. Had very tough time getting it approved, but worked out at the end.

    • so did you just call in and ask for an upgrade and then mention the price or did you get an e-mail . . i tried once since they had told me i could upgrade all this year and get a new every 2 price. The rep said all she could do was 249.99 . . .

  • Mike

    I live in the Charlotte, NC area and tried to get it over the phone and in store. I am 3 months out from end of contract and I am in a 4G area but in store didn’t know about it and said it had to be with a new every 2 discount or it wasn’t even real. Customer service in Franklin, TN didn’t know about it but offered to only charge me my $59.99 base next month instead of the $149 I usually pay every month with my two lines and add ons (data, txt and such) if I wanted to upgrade to a new Thunderbolt, so in essence I could get it for $160 with the discount on next months bill.

  • Anonymous

    One of my friends from Verizon Wireless Customer Council and he got a similar email except his special price was $99.99 instead of $149.99. The image in his email had an additional line that said “-$50 Exclusive Discount” under the line that said “-$100 Additional Discount” so his offer was for $150 off the $249.99 price.

  • John

    I got this email this is not regional unless I got mine by mistake. I’m in So Cal and got them to honor after several phone calls being on hold for 15+ mins and several transfers and forwarding the email. They do charge tax on the FULL RETAIL so it’s $150 – $30 (I had an additional discount on my email saying exclusive $30 off) + ($600 x tax) = $172.XX.

  • Rick607

    According to Verizon’s promotions department, this email was sent out to a handful of customers in NYC, Chicago and San Francisco.

  • Jacob

    do you get a email???

  • Anonymous

    Certainly no shortage of TBs out there. I got a DX last September and Verizon offered me a TB for $200. Unfortunately, the reviews have not been good, and the battery life is supposed to be poor. My DX will last me over 24 hours on a charge with 3G, and wifi on live wallpaper, and lots of apps running in the background. Its still very fast even with live wallpaper on. I think VZW is looking to sell as many TBs as possible before the dual core phones come out in a few months.

  • I called the number, said it was for Chicago area only, and you must have the email. I’m not in Chicago 🙁

  • Anonymous

    Mybe I’ll get it at the end of the year. 4G in upstate NY in Sept-Nov!

    • Byork83

      upstate NY already has 4g. Using it right now

      • Anonymous

        Really? I’ve heard nothing except for an email I got from Verizon. And by Upstate NY I mean Albany/Schenectady/Troy area.

  • I was actually looking into getting one of these 🙂 Im going from a Droid 1, but i started having issues so verizon sent me a replacement Droid 2, which i like, but it is very glitchy i dont know if its because its refurb, i didnt pay anything for it so i was happy about that.
    If i could get my hands on a thunderbolt that would be nice, the rep told me before we hung up that even though i wasnt eligible for upgrade they would do it just not on the Iphone ( i quietly laughed), and told her i would think about it.
    Is it still worth it if we dont get 4G in my area (Texas)!

  • Old news

  • it’s regional offer for 4g markets, done by phone / area ..

  • Coder J

    Just a heads up; I was able to get the phone for $149 and I am not in Chicago (Southeastern CT, actually). I belong to a company with a corporate account with Verizon Wireless, so I got the corporate price for the TB ($199) plus my $50 upgrade credit ($149 now).

    I was also lucky enough, due to my wife’s recent upgrade, to get the $10/unlimited data deal. Next bill should be considerably lower now (not sub-$100, but probably less than what we were paying even when we both had Razr’s with no data and limited messaging).

  • Mrbroscious

    Just ordered mine. Yeah! Total was $158. Had to do it online. I never received an email. I just checked the price online and it showed the discount

  • Anonymous

    I called politely and tried.. reason is I’m 4 months away from an early upgrade and my Original Droid is broken.. answer was nope! They and the V Store “tsk tsk” me for not getting the insurance.. only option from them is to buy a pre-owned original, discontinued Droid for $289!! or a new smartphone for the full retail of the $500 range.. sad for me. Have checked on local Craigslist and peope are selling ODs with “clean ASN” for the $100 price range.. I know it’s going to be a pig in a poke, but that’s what I’ll probably do.

    • Mike

      add a line and get 2 year pricing…duh

      insurance is a ripoff. the deductible is so close to 2 year pricing that I would choose to add a line EVERY TIME over getting a refurb insurance replacement.

  • Anonymous

    does Viral mean that they’ll honor it everywhere? doubtful.

  • Rbess1965

    Called a rep since I placed my order for one a few days ago for 199.00. Rep says that the add relates to user who have the New every two plan that discounts up to 100.00 off for upgrades. I used to get that much off because I’ve been with them a long time but we changed my plan sometime after the that and ended up on a 50.00 discount only. Thats why I only got 50 off. Here you go:
    If you were enrolled prior to February 15, 2009 and continue to meet the requirements of the program, you will qualify for a credit of up to $50 or $100, depending on your plan.
    Source: http://support.vzw.com/clc/faqs/Wireless%20Service/faq_new_every_two.html

  • Mike

    I just tried sweet-talking the shit out of their reps.
    -customer service…unaware.
    -telesales…angry and dismissive of it existing
    -the number posted… subjunctively referred to the existence of a possible promotion like that…

    Did anyone have any luck taking advantage of this? My decade+ with verizon is definitely not showing up because of some porting mishaps.

  • Lcoecom

    I called the 800# above and they would not confirm the discount. It appears it might be offered to previous droid users – I had a BB.

    • Mike

      oh, it’s confirmed…just not applicable to everyone. there has to be a loophole.

      • yeap called both in English and Spanish and both reps didnt know what the hell i was talking about. ill just go to the store and see if they honor the price that i get online.

  • Anonymous

    I only paid 149 for mine after my $100 new every two.

  • Balticzar

    Just called the number associated with the add/this article. They would not honor the price. Purchased my TBolt for $199 at an official VZW store on the 17th and was hoping to get a $50 credit. No dice.

  • Balticzar

    Just called the number associated with the add/this article. They would not honor the price. Purchased my TBolt for $199 at an official VZW store on the 17th and was hoping to get a $50 credit. No dice.

  • Jim

    Got mine from VZW store for $199.99. After showing them my upgrade discount online they honored the online price . That I thought was a fair price. May have to call now and get it for $149.99

    • Did this work for you?

    • John

      This offer is only valid for those that got the email because it has the phone number that is valid on

  • Cmbsc12

    I believe this was some kind of promotion to get some Smartphone users off the 3G network and over to LTE. Verizon probably thinks its better to give customers early upgrades now compared to wait till next year when there will be even more iPhone users. Preventative maintenance is what I’m calling it. Just my honest opinion tho.

    • Anonymous

      Nah… I’m 4 months away from an early upgrade and they would not do it for me…have an original Droid since it first came out and now it’s broken.. didn’t buy the insurance so they said no dice.. I’m a customer in good standing since 2007 and I don’t call and belittle the V staff on the phone.. but that didn’t seem to cut any ice.. I’d be happy to pay $199 for a new phone, just not $500….

  • Colemanjj616

    My wife’s line is eligible (secondary line) for a upgrade went online just to check pricing $199 for 2year $229 for 1 year upgrade I’m thinking I might be willing to give the Tbolt a shot on a one year after hearing about how fast LTE is.

  • Colemanjj616

    My wife’s line is eligible (secondary line) for a upgrade went online just to check pricing $199 for 2year $229 for 1 year upgrade I’m thinking I might be willing to give the Tbolt a shot on a one year after hearing about how fast LTE is.

  • I called the number listed in the article and the ‘select’ customers they are looking to offer the special pricing to are ONLY those who are eligible for upgrade. Oh well, so much for being able to move to an HTC phone without getting gouged by the retail cost. #NOT WINNING!!

  • I called the number listed in the article and the ‘select’ customers they are looking to offer the special pricing to are ONLY those who are eligible for upgrade. Oh well, so much for being able to move to an HTC phone without getting gouged by the retail cost. #NOT WINNING!!

  • Im eligible for an early upgrade and im able get the phone on a tow year contract for 199.99 and my bro line he can upgrade with a 1 contract for 229.99 also im not sure but any one has heard the rumor that vzw will be doing away the unlimited 4g plan tomorrow thursday.

  • Thrlckdkn

    Just called – no dice. Unless you have an upgrade available – they won’t budge. Damn – i was so excited…..

    • Anonymous

      Ditto

  • Johngi

    my sister got the phone, a packet of screen protectors, a hard cover & sillicon case, a charger for the car and a prepaid phone for free for 90 days, insurance all less that $300.i dont know why cause i was at work, but i saw the receipt/

  • Anonymous

    I just got that email today on my Thunderbolt. 🙁

  • Uncle paul

    Meh, ill pass, no 4g here and not a big enough upgrade from the droid x yet,
    Will wait till summer for dusl core and high res amoled screen

  • Tuna

    I just called Verizon and they said this is not a Verizon offer, they apologized and said they are looking into it but they’ve gotten a bunch of calls in the past 15 minutes about this. They told me that I had a $30 discount at the end of May, however when I logged into my account online they are showing a price of $209 for me, now.

  • djcyph

    so im guessing they wont give me a 100 credit if i already picked it up on launch?

  • Jcgso

    Verizon wouldn’t honor it for me. They said if I recieved the e-mail (which I didn’t), it was a mistake. I would have to forward the e-mail to them to honor it.

  • I got a similar email, but mine offered an additional $30 off bringing my total to $119.99. I accepted. 🙂

  • Yagermeister

    Then I am going to go to the Trade-in website and sell VZW (actually Asurion runs the trade-in program) and get $55 for the Droid 1 to help offset the cost of the Thunderbolt 🙂

    • sell it on swappa, should be able to get 100 or more unless its in totally poor condition

  • Yagermeister

    Just talked to a friend of mine at VZW corporate…This promotion is specifically for those people who were a VZW customer in 2008 and prior when they offered the New Every Two $100 discount. I became a Droid 1 owner and new VZW customer in March of 2010 and squeeked in on the New Every Two $50 discount plan. That plan is no longer available. You can only use the discount if your plan has matured the full two years as you cannot use it for Early Upgrades. On my way to the store to get mine for $249 with the same unlimited data plan that I squeeked onto as well 🙂

  • Bobo

    Didn’t work for me they had no idea kept saying it was new every two credit i told them no it wasn’t. Sent them an email of flier said could of been from any web site so no deal.

  • Anonymous

    I live in northwestern Wisconsin – two hours from Minneapolis and six hours from Chicago. I am considered a part of the Minneapolis/St.Paul market. Yet when I called I was told I was eligible for this pricing.

    • I believe you mentioned that.

      • Anonymous

        Oops. This was supposed to be posted in reponse to an earlier post by Mrpicolas.

  • Anonymous

    I just called to find out if I’m one of the “select customers.” Apparently I am. And for the record, I do not live in the Chicago area as Mrpicolas suggested it’s only for those customers. But I do live in Wisconsin (however, two hours from Minneapolis, MN). I called and said I heard that the Thunderbolt was being offered to certain customers for $149 with a 2-year contract and asked if I was eligible for the offer. The rep checked and sure enough I qualify. And just to mention this, I am not an X owner. I have a plan with 4 phones (two OG Droids and two non-smartphones) and apparently all four phones are eligible for upgrades. I didn’t know this, as one line was upgraded in January 2010 and the other in July 2010. Doesn’t matter to me anyway. I’m not getting the Thunderbolt. Just wanted to pass along this info to anyone out there to anyone who is curious.

  • Screeme18

    No dice for me. I’ve been eligible to upgrade for a few weeks now; and have been holding off waiting to see how things shook out in my area. (For those trying to make a correlation on who got this and who didn’t- I don’t currently have a droid of any type. When I got my phone two years ago, the DROID hadn’t been released yet)

  • Anonymous

    I don’t have an upgrade available until August. I would love it if they would just allow me to upgrade early! Forget the extra $100 discount, just let me upgrade to the Thunderbolt already! Iwantthatunlimitedata.

  • Anonymous

    WTF! I want this. I have an incredible, but I’m not eligible until March. I would upgrade right now if they offered me.

    • Pookie

      Same situation here. I can’t upgrade until Dec 28. 🙁

  • Geovento7

    I was able to receive this price for a one year contract $158 with taxes but im not sure if it was beacuse of this promo or my ne2 or being loyal customer. i know its usually for a 2yr but they gave me this price for one year

  • Charles

    Will someone please forward that e-mail? Thanks !!

  • gabe

    can someone email me this please!!

  • Larry

    I used the number and no dice, “It must have been sent in error, no soup for you.” Well my renew date is 4/12 anyhow.. but this same tactic did work on my droidx 🙂

  • Got mine for $179 but this is a better price http://bit.ly/g7kJh4

  • David

    I received this e-mail offer picked up my new ThuderBolt yesterday. I had a Droid X and wasn’t eligible for an upgrade until 3/12. I checked out my price online, but wasn’t seeing any discount, but in-store, they did see this price as available for me. The store manager had to fill in her staff (several of which wanted the deal for themselves!) saying that she believed this offer was going out to Droid X and Droid Pro users in response to anger from some of these customers b/c they wouldn’t be eligible for a 4G device for at least another year…

  • can someone forward the email to me? 🙂 and could i get 100 dollars off with a one year contract?

    • Tek1231

      2 year only and a forwarded email won’t work either. The Verizon system keeps track of who received the email and will only honor to those people.

    • gabe

      me too email it to me also please

    • I would gladly pay someone Tuesday for a forward of the e-mail today! 🙂 Me want me Thunderbolt!

      • Ajkmoua

        I’m seriously considering to print out of the so-called $149 ad…and taking it into the store to get the discount…I just received my Thunderbolts (2…1 for me and the other for my husband) on Monday…Is there a possibility that, that would work? WOuld anyone know? and if so would that be $100 off each phone?

      • Anonymous

        Great WoW plug in I like it

      • Anonymous

        Great WoW plug in I like it

    • Kbenton

      You can copy and paste the above flier. It worked for me.

  • Tek1231

    I got this deal as well and I wasn’t eligible for an upgrade until December of this year.

  • Djspikezz

    Kellex, I’ll try later on today and see if I can do it. My next upgrade for phone isn’t until March 2012 lol.

    I was able to upgrade from OG Droid to Droid X however with a similar offer almost the same as this one within 8 months! We’ll I’ve had my Droid X since August. This offer is epic 😉

  • I don’t understand why this would go out to droid x and pro owners, those phones are less than a year old yet they are encouraging people to upgrade from those devices already? What about us Droid owners? I’ve had my phone 1 year and 5 months now.

  • Sjones3741

    I spoke to a Verizon rep at the number listed. She had no clue of this offer…

    • YoMomma

      same here the guy told me to forward him the email and I could get the price, so…. does anyone have the email to forward? lol

      • Thrlckdkn

        Yeah – same here – they asked for the email – anyone got a copy they could forward?

        • Wcurrin

          same here, need the email….

        • Wcurrin

          same here, need the email….

        • Anonymous

          forward to me too!

  • My new love came totalled in a $165.40 (w/tax). Awesome price for a new phone. I thanked my Droid for all of the good times we shared.

    • Anonymous

      I AM going to miss my D1 :[

      Thunderbolt here we goooo!

  • kjg

    I had an original Droid (eligible for upgrade) and my wife has an Incredible (not eligible for upgrade). I received this offer monday night and I went in tuesday morning to take advantage of it. They verified my eligibility in their computers and even required I show my photo ID, but I got the discount. They said the $149 promotion price extends to my wife as well even though she isn’t otherwise eligible for an upgrade.

    FYI, if you were lucky enough to take advantage of the $20 data discount per line promotion posted here awhile back — upgrading to the Thunderbolt DOES NOT remove the promotion. Unlimited 4G at $10 a month!

    • Geovento7

      i have this as well its amazing $10 for 4g

    • i have the $10 plan as well but have we confirmed that they will not offer 4g at the regular 29.99 price in the summer? if so i would like to get the tbolt to keep the data at that price….

    • Rbess1965

      Has that deal passed? Any links to it?

      • Geovento7

        its already an old promo i have had it since november

  • I got my Thunderbolt at this price. Nice upgrade from my D1 😀

    • swooshbb

      Did you have a 1yr contract or 2yr?

  • Rizzidy

    WAIT! Do you have to get the 5GB limited plan for this deal to apply?

    If so, forget that.

  • Rizzidy

    WAIT! Do you have to get the 5GB limited plan for this deal to apply?

    If so, forget that.

    • Anonymous

      No you dont.

      • Mrpicolas

        Apprently this is only being offered in the chicago area they wont honor it elsewhere

        • David

          I’m from the Chicago burbs. The store manager said she thought the promo might just be in the Chicago area, and i mentioned that in the e-mail to Kellex, but he seemed to think that since it came from VZW Corporate, it wasn’t a regional offer. Anyone outside of Chicago get this e-mail or able to get this pricing?

        • David

          I’m from the Chicago burbs. The store manager said she thought the promo might just be in the Chicago area, and i mentioned that in the e-mail to Kellex, but he seemed to think that since it came from VZW Corporate, it wasn’t a regional offer. Anyone outside of Chicago get this e-mail or able to get this pricing?

  • Amousmosesmw

    I didn’t get an email, but when I go into my account and go thru the upgrade process, it shows my price as $149.99

    • did you get texts. because i had also recieved a text saying i was up for an early upgrade at a special price. but when i was at the store they couldnt give it to me so i had to get mine online.

      • Amousmosesmw

        I was eligible for my upgrade as of Feb 16th, but haven’t used it yet since I am still undecided and trying to wait alittle longer to see what else is coming out. Anyways, I have gotten the normal upgrade texts and emails, nothing specific to upgrading to the TB, I did get the one TB announcement email on the 17th.

        I can tell you that it has shown the $149.99 price for me since March 17th when it was launched. It shows as 2 yr contract = $199.99 and then a $50 upgrade discount for a final price of $149.99. I have a $50 rebate card so I could actually get it for $99, but as I said, I am trying to wait so I can compare some other VZW phones that I am also interested in.

  • I have a Droid X and my account was not supposed to be eligible for upgrade for another 5 months, but I just checked my Verizon account and it says I’m eligible for an upgrade…interesting

    • Scott

      Why do I never get these offers? I’ve had my Droid since it was released and am eligible for an upgrade in 3 months but I’m not getting any early upgrade offer. Maybe I’ll call later and see what I can do.

      • Jroth5714

        You need to call I talked to a guy like 2 months ago and told me both my lines were available for upgrade when the internet clearly told me I was not

  • Rizzidy

    Why the hell are they leaving us D1 owners out?! F Motorola

    • I got my Thunderbolt at this price. I had the Droid 1, I got the droid when it first came out.

      • Rizzidy

        Did you get the email?

      • Rizzidy

        I just checked, my upgrade price is $219. b.s.

      • Tek1231

        Were you eventually able to install the Swype keyboard?

        • Ace87

          I installed it on mine, it has a few quirks but I assume a future update will fix that. It doesn’t put a space between words in the text messaging app.

      • dave

        How do you like it? you rooted?
        ive had the d1 since the start its been amazing im scared to leave it
        SOMEONE HELP ME PICK MY NEXT PHONE!

        • Rizzidy

          Here is some easy advice: F Motorola

        • David

          I’m a happy guy. Worried about the battery life (can’t judge on yesterday since i couldn’t put the phone down all day and didn’t fully charge before i started using), but so far today it only seems marginally worse than my Droid X was, and i guess i can always buy a cluncky extended battery. I haven’t rooted it yet – waiting for now. I have to say that, after suffering through Moto-Blur and trying lots of custom roms, i’m FAR happier with HCT; this phone just WORKS the way it should out of the box. If i decide to root and add a custom rom, it’ll be to enhance the experience, not work around/remove crap.

        • Lcoecom

          Be careful, the battery life is not that good. Just got mine and I’m considering taking it back but Verizon has changed the return policy – its now 14 days instead of one month.

          • Mike

            give it a few days…i thought the same thing, but its been lasting about as long (maybe a smidge shorter) than my DX.

            make sure to let it drain and then FULLY charge it.

        • Anonymous

          root is only good if you can actually do something with it… not there yet. imo

      • Anonymous

        Huh?! The original Droid has only been on the market for 15 months. How does that put you in the zone for the upgrade price? I’d like to know because my original Droid has broken, I’ve been a customer since 2007 and they would not make a deal on the price for me. Did you have the insurance plan?

        • SetNick

          By it off Amazon. Search past post on site for link.

      • Soliesol

        were you do for an upgrade?

  • Anonymous

    I have a Droid X on my account and I was eligible for an upgrade. No email to me so far. So, since I wanted it first day, I had to pay an extra $100 to do so. Nice. NOT!

    • It happens everywhere… with everything. TV’s, phones, etc… It’s a part of life. It’ll be ok.